I took an art class this weekend....for the first time in years. I signed up weeks ago after seeing a sample of the class project at Scrappy Chic and could hardly wait for Jan. 17 to arrive. The class, Tree Canvas Collage, taught us how to create a whimsical piece of art, using vintage papers, paint and scrapbook paper. What I loved most about this class was that it allowed me to combine all of my favorite artistic passions - painting, drawing and scrapbooking - all with a fun decoupage process. I tend to take painting a little more seriously than scrapbooking and this project really allowed me to loosen up and take a chance with something new.
Below is my "work of art" and a close up so you can see the detail.
Below is the original work - the one that inspired me to take the class. The artist, Erin Major, works at the store and frequently teaches classes. She brought in a few other pieces of hers, using the same technique. They were so great, I told her she should contact Pottery Barn Kids to sell her wares!
This project has really inspired me - I have a million ideas now of ways to use this technique. Erin is a very talented lady and I look forward to learning more from her in the future. Thanks, Erin.